Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Best of the West

This spectacular journey combines day walks in the most stunning national parks of the West, as well as the dynamic American cities of San Francisco and Las Vegas. We explore the trails of Yosemite to view immense glacier carved walls of soaring granite, such as the famous Half Dome, as well as the world's biggest trees, the ancient Sequoias. At Mammoth we enjoy the hot springs and following a short visit to Death Valley we continue to the magnificent Grand Canyon. Travelling north we visit Monument Valley, and this trip would not be complete without seeing Utah's incredible Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Three states and six National Parks later, we conclude this amazing journey in Las Vegas or San Francisco depending on the departure you choose.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join San Francisco
DAY 2 In San Francisco
DAY 3 Drive to Yosemite National Park
DAY 4 In Yosemite National Park
DAY 5 Drive to Mammoth
DAY 6 To Death Valley National Park
DAY 7 To Grand Canyon
DAY 8 In Grand Canyon, optional helicopter flight
DAY 9 Drive to Monument Valley
DAY 10 Lake Powell
DAY 11 Bryce Canyon National Park
DAY 12 Day walks in Zion National Park
DAY 13 To Las Vegas
DAY 14 In Las Vegas, trip concludes (some trips run in reverse)

traveller reviews

I recently had the pleasure of doing the "Best of the West" through World Expeditions. I must commend to you the most excellent experience we had with our tour leader. He was exceptional in his attention to detail, his knowledge, his sense of humour and his thorough professionalism. Well done and thanks for a truely marvellous trip.

E.C Australia

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Trip Code: NPW
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  14 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring Day Walking Trekking Family Adventures
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Next Trip:  02 May 2015
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price: $2,790.00 USD

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